Camso says its TLH 792S telehandler tire is an extreme-duty solid tire that delivers flat-free operation and traction in severe use applications. A patented triangular aperture design optimizes stability, strength and comfort.

North America’s Growing Fleet of Telehandler Equipment Needs New Tires Now

In 2010, rental companies began expanding their fleets of telescopic handlers, called telehandlers for short, kicking off a trend that is expected to continue for several years. That’s good news for commercial tire dealers, as the telehandler equipment purchased at the start of the buying spree now needs replacement tires. More good news is that managing inventory to service telehandlers is relatively easy because just two tire sizes cover most of the telehandler fleet in North America.

Bosch says its five-lug speed plate simulates how the wheel is mounted to the vehicle and distributes load evenly for reliable cone centering.

Essential Versus Optional: A Look at Wheel Balancer Adapters

Equipment suppliers agree that the biggest obstacle to properly balancing any type of wheel is not centering it correctly on the balancer. A variety of adapters are available to help technicians center a wheel. Modern Tire Dealer asked suppliers which adapters are essential, which are optional, and why.


High and Ultra-High Performance Tire Market Share for 2015

Tracking high and ultra-high performance shipments is not as easy as it once was. Fifteen years ago, the definitions were clear: High performance referred to H-rated tires 70-series and under. UHP tires were anything V- and Z-rated. And UHP tires were a niche market, a sub-segment of the high performance category.


Walmart is ‘Driving Customers to My Door’

I can certainly sympathize with the Herchick family (per your editorial in the November 2015 issue of Modern Tire Dealer). Having only started eight years earlier, we can all look back at better times.

Figure 2: Identifying tire pressure sensor components.

TPMS -- 2011-13 Chrysler 200

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) monitors air pressure in the four road tires (excludes spare). Pressure in the spare tire is not monitored. There are two tire pressure monitoring systems available, a base system and a premium system. The base system does not specify how many tires are low or where they are located. The premium system does so.

CEO Michael Zuieback personally gave some of the Discount Tire employees rides at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway prior to the Pit Crew Challenge, a yearly event hosted by Chairman Bruce Halle. Zuieback races in various spec Porsche series.

The Future of Discount Tire

When he joined Discount Tire in 2001 as assistant vice president of strategic planning, Michael Zuieback focused on “capturing the values of the company,” as he puts it.

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